43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
8
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
9
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
10
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and de Young Museum. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

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Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

5
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park route app .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Plan for colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Your inner history buff will appreciate La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Avila Adobe. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market & Montana Avenue). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Amoeba Music, examine the collection at The Grammy Museum, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: stop by Barneys New York, buy something for everyone on your list at Mandalay Place, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

6
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get outdoors at Canyon Village Marketplace and Grand Canyon National Park. On the 22nd (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: hike along Rim Trail, head outdoors with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park attractions planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Washburn and Yellowstone Lake. Spend the 30th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Kee's Chocolates. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: make a trip to Central Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Girlfriend NYC, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, and admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. In October, New York City is warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pike Place Market and Elliott Bay Book Company. Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pioneer Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Murhut Falls in Olympic National Park, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seattle road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Seattle takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Murhut Falls
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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night
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Kulanaokuaiki Campground. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hilo road trip site .

You can fly from Seattle to Hilo in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Seattle to Hilo, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Seattle in October: highs in Hilo hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail
Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery ©
Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery

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